[Humanist] 30.16 events: textual cultural heritage; literary marginalia

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Thu May 12 07:04:41 CEST 2016

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 16.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Simone Murray <simone.murray at monash.edu>                  (39)
        Subject: [SHARP-L] CFP: Marginal Notes: Social Reading and the
                Literal Margins, Melbourne, 23 Sept 2016

  [2]   From:    Marco Büchler <mbuechler at gcdh.de>                        (50)
        Subject: [2nd CfP 2016 DATeCH - Digital Access to Textual Cultural
                Heritage WITH extension of deadline]

        Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 00:59:11 +0000
        From: Simone Murray <simone.murray at monash.edu>
        Subject: [SHARP-L] CFP: Marginal Notes: Social Reading and the Literal Margins, Melbourne, 23 Sept 2016
        In-Reply-To: <CABqTGp212MOcByJHwpvRkU7eK2B5CgZBY027HjwyNCi31gDOYw at mail.gmail.com>

The Centre for the Book, Monash University, in collaboration with the Centre for the Book, University of Otago and The State Library of Victoria, are hosting:

Marginal Notes: Social Reading and the Literal Margins. A One-Day Conference & Masterclass

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Bill Sherman, Director of Research and Collections, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Prof. Pat Buckridge, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland

Conference date: Friday 23 September.
Venue: State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

There are margins to both traditional print- and paper-based texts as well as virtual texts. Whatever text they surround, encompass, define or limit, margins are the spaces in which ideas are contested and debated. Historically, readers have used the physical margin as a space in which to respond to the voice of the author, and to communicate with other readers. As it has become increasingly easy to add marginal notes to virtual texts, and for readers to share their electronic marginalia with each other, scholars are able to scrutinise marginalia in new ways and to reconstruct social reading practices on an unprecedented scale. While contemporary and historical annotation practices have much in common, and there is much to be learned about historical practices from studies of contemporary marginalia, historical practices raise unique and challenging interpretative issues of their own. And, although a range of recent studies have increased our knowledge concerning the distribution and availability of books, the identity and diversity of readers and annotators, the spread and even the nature of literacy in the early modern and modern periods, there remain significant challenges for scholars encountering marginalia.

This conference will investigate marginalia in texts from the early modern period to the present, with a particular focus on the interpretative challenges posed by marginalia in the literal margin—whether encountered directly, via digital surrogate or in mediated form.

Topics may include:
•      Studies of historical marginalia and annotation
•      Theoretical models and methodological protocols for conceptualising marginalia
•      The reproduction of marginalia in virtual environments
•      The location and use of marginalia via digital surrogate
•      Studies of virtual marginalia that shed light on historical practices
•      Changing or limiting contemporary reader practices in virtual environments
•      Marginal notations as “signs of engagement”
•      The nature and interpretative challenges of pictures, doodles, stains and traces etc.
•      Interpretative issues posed by anonymous vs. celebrity marginalia
•      Particular annotators, or particular annotated texts
•      Marginalia as literary work
•      Commentary as writing, writing as commentary
•      Marginalia as (auto)biographical record or life writing
•      Annotation in combination with inter-leaving and grangerising

It is anticipated that the papers from the conference will form the basis of an edited collection to be published by a quality academic press.

Length of papers
Papers will be twenty minutes each (with ten minutes for Q&A).

Please send abstracts of 250–300 words to the convenors by 15 June:

Dr. Patrick Spedding (Patrick.Spedding at monash.edu<mailto:Patrick.Spedding at monash.edu>)
Dr. Paul Tankard (paul.tankard at otago.ac.nz<mailto:paul.tankard at otago.ac.nz>)

To allow for delegates to make their travel plans and/or apply for funding in a timely fashion, proposals will be considered and confirmations issued as they come in.

Masterclass: Prof. Bill Sherman will conduct a masterclass at the State Library of Victoria, using items from the Rare Books Collection to demonstrate some of the interpretative challenges that annotated material presents to scholars and librarians. Seating is limited. For further details, or to book a seat, please contact Dr. Patrick Spedding (Monash University): Patrick.Spedding at monash.edu<mailto:Patrick.Spedding at monash.edu>.


Dr Patrick Spedding,
Assoc. director, Centre for the Book,
Literary Studies, LLCS,
Monash University

Patrick.Spedding at monash.edu<mailto:Patrick.Spedding at monash.edu>

        Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 09:05:42 +0200
        From: Marco Büchler <mbuechler at gcdh.de>
        Subject: [2nd CfP 2016 DATeCH - Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage WITH extension of deadline]
        In-Reply-To: <CABqTGp212MOcByJHwpvRkU7eK2B5CgZBY027HjwyNCi31gDOYw at mail.gmail.com>

Call for papers
Poznan, 6-7 October, 2016

The DATeCH international conference brings together researchers and practitioners looking for innovative approaches for the creation, transformation and exploitation of historical documents in digital form.    

Important dates  
*    16 May 2016 - Paper submission deadline  
*    30 May 2016 - Paper submission deadline
*    30 June 2016 - Decision notification  
*    31 July 2016 - Camera-ready papers due  
*    6-7 October 2016 - Conference    

Target audience

The conference aims to foster interdisciplinary work and linking together participants engaged in the following areas:  
*    Text digitization and OCR.  
*    Digital humanities.  
*    Image and document analysis.  
*    Digital libraries and library science.  
*    Applied computational linguistics.  
*    Crowdsourcing.  
*    Interfaces and human-computer interaction.    


Topics of interest are all those related to the practical and scientific goals listed above, such as:  
*    OCR technology and tools for minority and historical languages.  
*    Methods and tools for post-correction of OCR results.  
*    Automated quality control for mass OCR data.  
*    Innovative access methods for historical texts and corpora.  
*    Natural language processing of ancient languages (Latin, Greek).  
*    Visualization techniques and interfaces for search and research in    digital humanities.  
*    Publication and retrieval on e-books and mobile devices.  
*    Crowdsourcing techniques for collecting and annotating data in    digital humanities.  
*    Enrichment of and metadata production for historical texts and corpora.  
*    Data created with mobile devi ces.  
*    Data presentation and exploration on mobile devices.  
*    Ontological and linked data based contextualization of digitized and born digital scholarly data resources.    


The conference will take place in the Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center (Poznań, Poland), in the framework of the Digitisation Days  http://ddays.digitisation.eu/ (6-7 October, 2016).    



The following criteria will be applied to all papers submitted to DATeCH 2016 (http://ddays.digitisation.eu/datech-2016/submissions/):  

*    Authors are invited to submit full papers of up to 6 pages in length.  
*    Only original material will be accepted.  
*    All submissions will be peer reviewed and accepted papers will be    published in the conference proceedings, indexed in a major digital library.  
*    The authors of the best contributions will be invited to prepare an extended version for a collective publication of selected papers in an indexed journal (an additional reviewing process will be applied).    


For additional information, please visit http://ddays.digitisation.eu/datech-2016/or send an email to datech at digitisation.eu 

Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH)
Chair for Telematics 
Institute for Computer Science

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